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Parochetus

Parochetus spp.

Parochetus communis NZ by Stemonitis (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering

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Parochetus Overview

A monotypic genus comprised of one species, P. communis, commonly known as the shamrock pea or blue oxalis. It is a low-growing herbaceous legume native to Asia and Africa with trifoliate clover-like leaves and blue pea flowers. In the UK, Parochetus has been cultivated since the 19th Century. It is a tender plant in colder regions so is best grown in a warm, sheltered position and given winter protection.

Common problems with Parochetus

How to propagate Parochetus

Division

By seed or division of rooted runners in any season.

Seed

Other uses of Parochetus

Rock garden, alpine house, hanging basket.